New winners for Blincoe Cup
Union Mills have won the Standard Bank Blincoe Cup for the first time. In the two-innings final at Mullen-e-Cloie yesterday they overcame Valkyres B by five wickets.
The Millers batted first and made 106 for 8 with Manoj Patel top scoring with 36. Hammed Sulthan was the pick of the bowlers with 3 for 12.
Valkyres then scored 114 for 3 to take a first innings lead of eight runs. Rob Weight made 34 not out and Aurangzeb Ghausi hit 28.
Valkyres then batted again and ended on 112 for 8, which set Union Mills a target of 121 for victory in their final innings. A good opening partnership between Manoj Patel and Richard LePage was followed by a splendid 40 not out from Chris Nash. Bruce Wagstaff then thumped 24 as the Millers powered home with an over to spare. Brian Quirk bowled well to take 2 for 4 and Andy Coulson also claimed two wickets.
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